Robert Tyler argues that President Putin’s recent essay reveals a sinister desire to force Ukraine – and other Baltic states – back into the Russian sphere.
It’s been a long time coming, and now it’s official. Dubbed as a new Cold War, the US-China confrontation in the Pacific has now cut across the Atlantic into the NATO Summit Declaration. Yet, in a re-emerging bipolarity, Europe may this time choose to play the role of a third pole of power, writes Dr Antonios Nestoras.
The European Commission claims that the Digital Services Act (DSA) will deliver much-needed harmonisation and clarity of regulation. In fact, it introduces new risks and costs on businesses without adequate justification. If the European Commission aims to improve the competitiveness of Europe’s digital economy and to safeguard the interests of European consumers, its proposals must be significantly amended.
At the Geneva Summit, the American President ignored warnings not to shake his Russian counterpart’s hand. In doing so, he reflected a wider trend in which the West shuts its eyes to Russian aggressions, blocking out decades of sound advice coming from Eastern and Central Europe.
The G7 agreement on the minimum tax of 15 percent is a small step, but it is not yet clear in which direction.
Why the EU needs a change of policy approach to avoid Morocco becoming another uncooperative player in the region, which could be just as devastating as when the West lost Turkey
How politicians and videoconferencing have made the world smaller
The Commission’s three-pronged plans for a new Europe have returned from hibernation – and are a sleepwalk into bad policy
The following months are a make-or-break window of opportunity for the EU to accelerate Nicolás Maduro’s demise and a democratic restoration in the country, argues a new report.
It yet remains to be seen if the vaccine will deliver the promise of a return to normal life, with no new waves of infections.
The combination of Macron’s new-found popularity on the right, the apathetic support for him from the centre, and Le Pen’s tainted brand, may save him in next year’s election
Any move towards closer economic cooperation between the European Union and China must be put on pause until the situation in Xinjiang is entirely remedied
The future European legislative framework needs to be technologically open and define very clear rules, avoiding unnecessary red tape.
The trip was supposed to reignite the spark of a relationship between the EU and Turkey – a relationship that has been strained over the last few years.
The pandemic has proved a turning point for China’s foreign policy and public relations. Brussels should reciprocate.
From digital policy to transport, the EU’s overly prescriptive approach to risk is unwise and costly.
Politicians across the bloc ought to remember the films and series they enjoyed during lockdown – and support their continental producers.
If it is not possible to renew transatlantic vows under Biden, chances are that it will not happen under his successor either.
The upcoming Conference on the Future of Europe must avoid becoming a mere publicity stunt, when the bloc needs drastic change.